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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 204790
Last updated: 17 October 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic C172 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 172K
Registration: VH-IVU
C/n / msn: R1722719
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Wyloo Station, WA -   Australia
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Departure airport:Wyloo Station, WA
Destination airport:Wyloo Station, WA
Investigating agency: BASI
The pilot was unable to start the engine most likely due to the condition of the battery. He turned the ignition and master switches off and proceeded to hand-swing the propeller, successfully starting the engine. As the throttle had been left half-open and the park brake was disengaged, the aircraft rolled forward rapidly and the pilot was unable to access the cockpit. The aircraft rolled through a fence and came to rest in a clump of trees.


Accident investigation:
Investigating agency: BASI
Status: Investigation completed
Download report: Final report


Photo of VH-IVU courtesy

Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (YSSY / SYD)
May 1985; (c) David Carter

Revision history:

21-Jan-2018 08:37 Pineapple Added

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